Dimension Data Introduces Three-Tier Cloud Backup

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Global ICT solutions and services provider Dimension Data announced it has launched Cloud Backup, an optional backup and recovery service available as an add-on to its enterprise-class public, private and hosted private compute-as-a-service (CaaS) offerings. The service was developed to enable organizations to back up their files, folders, systems, applications and data to Dimension Data’s cloud data centers to ensure business continuity and protection for enterprise workloads.

Cloud Backup is available in three classes: Cloud Backup Essentials provides file and folder backup and restore; Cloud Backup Advanced includes file, folder and system state backup and restore; and Cloud Backup Enterprise offers file, folder, system state and application backup and restore.

“Cloud users often manage their backup in-house, which can be complicated and costly,” said Steve Nola, Cloud Business Unit CEO at Dimension Data. “By offering the integrated Cloud Backup service, Dimension Data enables businesses to back up whole applications while providing assurance that historical data is secure and easy to access.”

Cloud Backup will appear as an option for Dimension Data CaaS users to select as they provision their cloud environment using the company’s Web-based user interface of REST-based application interface.

Dimension Data said that among the key features of Cloud Backup are the ability to select a secondary data copy from any backup-enabled and configured Dimension Data managed cloud platform; visibility into backup status, coverage and success rates; a choice of preconfigured retention periods, from one month to seven years; a choice of preconfigured backup windows; and self-service access to and restoration of stored data.

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